Cyrtodactylus durio GRISMER, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, ONN, GRISMER & AHMAD, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus durio?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Durian Bent-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus durio GRISMER, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, ONN, GRISMER & AHMAD 2010|
Cyrtodactylus durio — GRISMER 2011
|Distribution||NW Peninsular Malaysia (Kedah)|
Type locality: Sungai Sedim, Kedah (02°06.581’N, 102°19.757’E; 39 m elevation), Peninsular Malaysia.
|Types||Holotype: ZRC 2.6906, adult male, collected by Evan Quah, Shahrul Anuar, and Mohd Abdul Muin on 20 March 2010.|
|Comment||Distribution: See map in Harvey et al. 2016: 526 (Fig. 5).|
Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet durio is in reference to the Latin generic name Durio for the durian fruits of Asia. It is derived from the Latin root dur, meaning hard or duable. Its application as the specific epithet herein is based on the similar spiny exterior of both the durian and the gecko.|